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Tomlin: Choice between Eddie Lacy and Le’Veon Bell “easy”

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The Steelers finding a degree of stability on offense — and a sliver of a playoff hope — has a lot to do with the emergence of rookie running back Le’Veon Bell.

But while there are other rookie backs putting up bigger numbers, there’s not one the Steelers would rather have.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was asked Tuesday about the decision to take Bell 48th overall, considering the success enjoyed by Eddie Lacy with the Packers this year after they took him later in the second round (61st).

According to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Tomlin said the choice between the backs was “an easy one,” citing Bell’s versatility.

Lacy’s seventh in the league in rushing with 1,028 yards on 248 carries, and has helped provide the kind of ballast the Packers were hoping for, especially with Aaron Rodgers out with a broken collarbone.

Bell’s carried 196 times for 646 yards, but has been a more consistent threat out of the backfield in the passing game, with 43 catches for 388 yards.

He’s also picked it up lately, with 421 combined yards from scrimmage the last four games.

With Ben Roethlisberger breaking franchise records for pass attempts and completions, the kind of ability to make something happen through the air is a necessity for a back, and Bell relishes that chance.

“It’s really your only opportunity as a runner to try to get the ball in some open space and make guys miss you,” Bell said. “I love doing that, catching the ball out of the backfield and making guys miss. . .

“I love the way they get me the ball — out of the backfield, running the ball. I get the opportunity to make plays.”

He’s made plenty lately, and made the Steelers glad they made the choice they made.

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86 Responses to “Tomlin: Choice between Eddie Lacy and Le’Veon Bell “easy””
  1. ravanator says: Dec 17, 2013 1:10 PM

    Ray Rice > LeVeon Bell

    Ravens on our way to another Superbowl Championship, while the Steelers stay irrelevant. Maybe the little Steeler fans can root for the Broncos, because their team is terrible.

    #ravensrepeat
    #ravensownthesteelers
    #steelers=steroids

  2. grabgrabgrab says: Dec 17, 2013 1:10 PM

    He’s joking right?

    Well, we’ll find out on Sunday which back has the upper hand on creating an impact. Lacy gets my vote, even the Packer’s best run stopper may be out in Johnny Jolly.

  3. steelcurtainn says: Dec 17, 2013 1:10 PM

    Le’veon Bell will eventually be a Pro-Bowler. He’ll be picking up a super bowl ring in the near future.

  4. randyschwimmer7 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:10 PM

    I was not a fan of Eddie Lacy coming out of college, and at the time of the draft I was happy that the Broncos took Montee Ball.

    I was dead wrong. Lacy is lighting it up. And the best part is, he is doing it with a stacked box lately with Aaron Rodgers being out. When Rodgers comes back and gets into form, Lacy could end up being one of the better backs in the NFL. I think Ball can be a solid back, but I haven’t see the electric runs like Lacy has done.

  5. uberMensch() says: Dec 17, 2013 1:12 PM

    I liked Lacy over Bell going into the draft, and after watching the game Sunday night, I didn’t realize Bell’s receiving skills were that good. He certainly didn’t show it at Michigan State…

    I would still take Lacy though, dude is a beast!

  6. ravanator says: Dec 17, 2013 1:14 PM

    “Ben Roethlisberger breaking franchise records for pass attempts”

    Anyone can attempt to throw a football. Notice he is not setting records for completions or TDs. Joe Montana Flacco will always outshine Roethlisberger. Steelers front office wish they had a franchise QB with half the talent of Flacco.

    #flaccoiselite
    #raylewis=god

  7. stealthjunk says: Dec 17, 2013 1:14 PM

    It’s way too early to try to try to figure out which pick was better — let’s give it some time. Nevertheless, it is safe to say both have been quite solid this year and they have the potential to be even better going forward.

  8. gregm5s7 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:14 PM

    No problem with liking your guy but Lacy is at least as good Bell. If not better- easy would be Brown over Wallace

  9. classyjacklambert says: Dec 17, 2013 1:15 PM

    I think they are both great RB’s. Not an easy choice so far in my opinion but I’m happy with Bell.

  10. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Dec 17, 2013 1:15 PM

    As I said here several times before Bell was the best all around back in that draft class.
    If he hadn’t missed a couple games with a foot injury his numbers would be even way more impressive.
    Bell owns Bernard and Lacey just like Sparty owns the Big 10.

  11. hughg says: Dec 17, 2013 1:16 PM

    Sounds like great bulletin-board material for the week.

    Eddie Lacy seems like a pretty mellow guy, but I wouldn’t think his teammates are going to be happy with this talk before the game.

    Go Pack!

  12. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 17, 2013 1:18 PM

    Bell is a complete work horse and warrior.

  13. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 17, 2013 1:19 PM

    … but… choice between poor sportsmanship and good sportsmanship…. NOT so easy for tomlin.

  14. expertop says: Dec 17, 2013 1:20 PM

    Tomlin liked Bell’s placement in the draft, and jumped at the chance to get him.

  15. kosarsmyidol says: Dec 17, 2013 1:24 PM

    But will they be worth a first-round pick a year later? – Mike Holmgren

  16. Steeley McBeam says: Dec 17, 2013 1:24 PM

    Bell also missed the first 4 games this season and is just finding his groove. He’s so patient at the line it’s fun to watch, the complete opposite of Mendenhall.

    Both are great backs but they’re very different. So far I’m loving me some Le’Veon Bell.

  17. katejake says: Dec 17, 2013 1:25 PM

    What’s he going to say ” yeah you know Bell sucks compared to Lacy I wish we had him instead”. I’m sure that was another great question asked by another great reporter in Tomlins press conference

  18. ruthlessburgher says: Dec 17, 2013 1:25 PM

    I was overjoyed with the Jarvis Jones pick in round 1, but I was really hoping for a Keenan Allen pick in round 2. I like Le’Veon a lot, but thought he might be available in round 3, considering that Gio Bernard was the only RB off the board when the Bell pick was made at 2.48.

  19. golforepar says: Dec 17, 2013 1:26 PM

    Lacy is the real deal, only 6 RBs have more yards. Bell is not one of the 6. The Pack would differ on Tomlin’s opinion.

  20. glac1 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:28 PM

    Tomlin should keep his mouth shut and quit being so childish…. They’re both pretty good.

  21. steelhammer92 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:28 PM

    The run blocking ability of the olines between the two teams is night and day. I wanted Lacy heading into the draft, and still really like him.. But I am happy we went with Bell. He’s surpassed my expectations and then some. I love his pass catching ability. We haven’t had a back excel at pass catching in a long, long time. Both look to be the future of the NFL’s elite backs.

  22. williamshatnerstoupee says: Dec 17, 2013 1:32 PM

    ravanator, Flacco’s favorite play is throw up a rainbow and hope for pass interference.

    I’ll take Roethlisberger every time.

  23. davidsterlingblog says: Dec 17, 2013 1:32 PM

    First years are useless. Let’s review next season. As a Packer fan, I love what Lacey brings. Let’s remember he missed two games because of concussion. What would his yardage be with those two games? Bell is a different beast, and great out of the backfield, also missing some play time.

    That said, what coach is going to say he’d rather have picked a different guy than his current starter. It’s an absurd question.

  24. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 17, 2013 1:34 PM

    Eddie Lacy = 4.1 yards per carry

    le’veon bell – 3.2 yards per carry

  25. spyboots says: Dec 17, 2013 1:34 PM

    They are both good, and both teams are happy with their pick, but you are comparing them in an uneven number of games.

  26. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 17, 2013 1:36 PM

    2013 Green Bay Packers RUSH Offense: 7th in the NFL

    2013 pittsburgh steelers RUSH Offense: 31st in the NFL

  27. williamshatnerstoupee says: Dec 17, 2013 1:36 PM

    ranvator, the Ravens will be on the golf course when the Super Bowl rolls around.

  28. cjspiller12 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:38 PM

    Both are good, but I think down the road Bell maybe better. Lacy has been really good for the Pack this year though.

  29. canedaddy says: Dec 17, 2013 1:39 PM

    As a Ravens fan I’m very happy they didn’t take Lacy, who is clearly a stud. Bell has looked average at best.

  30. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 17, 2013 1:41 PM

    Giovani Bernard = 4.5 yards per carry

  31. skittlesareyum says: Dec 17, 2013 1:43 PM

    They could both end up being the best picks for their respective franchises. The best running back for the Steelers might not be the same for the Packers, thanks to different offense styles and needs.

  32. golforepar says: Dec 17, 2013 1:43 PM

    Lacy has over 1000 yards with no QB for half the season.

  33. ruvelligwebuike says: Dec 17, 2013 1:43 PM

    “Bell owns Bernard and Lacey just like Sparty owns the Big 10.”
    ————————-

    I don’t know which one is dumber. Sparty takes second in the Big Ten 0nce and now they own it?

  34. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 17, 2013 1:45 PM

    Hmm, the old steel curtains and a big back of Lacy curtains makes for some difficult choices at my place in Wisconsin. It’s time to open the windows, that smell is getting bad again.

  35. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 17, 2013 1:45 PM

    Yes the choice was easy. Lacy had too much class.

  36. whatjusthapped says: Dec 17, 2013 1:47 PM

    Why can’t they both be good RB’s with plenty of long term upside potential? Its been estimated that a good 30% of first rounders are busts (that number goes higher for the Vikings) so that both of them have been productive 2nd rounders should be good news.

  37. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:48 PM

    they’re both very good. Lacy has the edge this year though.

    I still think that jonathin franklin of the packers could be a star if given more time on the field next year.

  38. ravenswhat says: Dec 17, 2013 1:50 PM

    Bell is the better back IMO. He just does everything well.

  39. ottomanismydog says: Dec 17, 2013 1:51 PM

    Oh, so you think Tomlin is not going to support the guy he has in the locker room?

    Bell has played well for us this year. I’d like to see what Eddie Lacy would do behind Cody Wallace, Guy Whimper and Marcus Gilbert…

  40. rikker12 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:51 PM

    I think if both teams had a consistant Oline, that both backs would have better numbers. As a packer fan I would’ve drafted either one.. They are both solid.

  41. uwsptke says: Dec 17, 2013 1:55 PM

    I’m a Packer fan, but Lacey’s pass catching ability and playing in space are his biggest draw backs. But he more than makes up for it with his power and motor between the tackles. He’s more Jerome Bettis than Ahman Green.

    I think the Johnathan Franklin pick in round 4 was meant to compensate for that since he is pretty explosive with the ball in space (although I really wished they would have drafted Lattimore with that pick if they were going to go with another RB in round 4).

  42. tommyribs says: Dec 17, 2013 1:56 PM

    As a completely Neutral observer, I can tell you with certainty that Lacy is better than Bell.

    It’s not even close.

  43. 6ball says: Dec 17, 2013 2:01 PM

    .

    With the disarray on the offensive lines of both Pittsburgh and Green Bay, I’m surprised their yards per carry isn’t a Wormer-like 0.0

    .

  44. jofig56 says: Dec 17, 2013 2:02 PM

    They are both very promising Running Backs. But at the moment, i would still consider Lacy to be better. I’m sure an Aaron Rodger-less Packers leads to lower receptions/receiving yards for Lacy as well a additional defensive personnel stacked in the box compared to Bell.

  45. cmstrick says: Dec 17, 2013 2:04 PM

    Once Rodgers comes back, Lacy will be a terror…

  46. n8ghee says: Dec 17, 2013 2:08 PM

    Bell- 198 rushes for 646 yards for a 3.3 avg

    Lacy-248 for 1028 and a 4.1 avg

    Bell-8 rushes of ten or more yards

    Lacy-23 rushes of ten or more yards

    Bell has caught 12 more passes for 152 more yards than Lacy….but Lacy in pass pro has been superior

    I dont know how you can say Bell has shown more than Lacy this year….especially considering every defense is keyed on him with rodgers out. Both Offensive lines are pretty bad and missing a key starter or two.

  47. n8ghee says: Dec 17, 2013 2:17 PM

    Datone Jones has been solid, David Bakhtiari has played better than anyone could have expected, Johnathan Franklin was injured but looked solid in limited playing time, Micah Hyde has looked good-especially on special teams, JC Tretter was on IR in training camp, Josh Boyd is just starting to get playing time as a 5th round DT, and Sam barrington has looked great on ST until his IR injury……good call Frazier 28/7….you really know football.

    Pretty sure the jury is still out on most if not all of their draft picks.

  48. johnnycamparm says: Dec 17, 2013 2:21 PM

    The Ravens’ best player is their kicker. Jump Ball Joe is as average as they come.

  49. ziggy26 says: Dec 17, 2013 2:21 PM

    This article lacks a little context. Tomlin clearly complimented Lacy and called him “top-notch.” His comments were obviously related to Bell’s particular skill set and how it fits the Steelers offense.

    This is a silly debate to have right now. 1) both players are still in the first year of their careers. 2) we will never know how Lacy would produce in the Steelers offense and vice-versa. 3) it appears that both players are going to be good.

  50. damcmp says: Dec 17, 2013 2:29 PM

    196 + 43 = 239 for 646 + 388 = 1034 for Bell

    248 for 1028 rushing for Lacy……where are his stats for catches???? oh yeah 31 = 236 so 279 touches for 1264….sometimes a guy can make numbers say anything…

    Lacy all the way

  51. citizenstrange says: Dec 17, 2013 2:30 PM

    Does Tomlin have ANY credibility? Remember he is on record as claiming that he was the one who fired Arians and hired Haley.

  52. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 17, 2013 2:30 PM

    Considering that the Steelers are the worst team in the NFL and need to interfere with, head-butt, and fist opponents just to stay in the game, Bell is definitely the better running back since the team only has eight embarrassing beatdowns so far.

  53. dirtdawg54 says: Dec 17, 2013 2:32 PM

    Bell is excellent at picking up the blitz – an often forgotten skill set you’d love to have in your feature back as it keeps him in the game for all three downs and helps sell the fakes.

    Besides, I don’t think Tomlin is saying Lacy isn’t any good. He’s merely saying it was an easy decision and I think it was. Bell has the goods to be great in this league and his numbers are pretty darn good when you consider all the touches he gets. And let’s not forget he was injured for the first four games.

  54. richiebburg says: Dec 17, 2013 2:34 PM

    Bell- plays in the AFC North; playing twice a year against the Bengals, Ravens and Browns.. Three very good defenses against the run.

    Lacy- Plays in the NFC North; playing twice a year against the Vikings, Lions and Bears (oh my) Only one team here good against the run.. I could average 2.3 yards per carry against the Vikings and 2.9 against the Bears.

    Both are better than Monte Ball though

    Go Broncos!

  55. ketchupaholic says: Dec 17, 2013 2:35 PM

    Lets just look at the facts:
    Eddie Lacy has never finished a full season, even going back to High School.

    Eddie Lacy’s asthma is so bad in the cold, he has to sit out part of the game.

    LaVon Bell is the real deal

  56. dryzzt23 says: Dec 17, 2013 2:35 PM

    Bell = not impressed thus far. He’s a 3rd down RB, not starter material.

    Lacy = move the chains kind of back, definitely a starter type.

    The Steelers STILL need to find an answer at RB b/c Bell is not it, neither is Jones, Redman, or Dwyer.

  57. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Dec 17, 2013 2:37 PM

    canedaddy says:
    Dec 17, 2013 1:39 PM
    As a Ravens fan I’m very happy they didn’t take Lacy, who is clearly a stud. Bell has looked average at best.
    ——————-
    An “Average at best” RB would be welcomed on the ratbirds roster right now. Interestingly, both Lacy and Bell had great games against the Ravens D this season.

    I see very little downside to either RB. I’d love to see Bell put up YPC numbers like Lacy has, though.

  58. n8ghee says: Dec 17, 2013 2:43 PM

    Im still not sold on Bell even being a solid running back, in terms of running the ball.

    He has proven he is a solid receiving RB, thats it.

    I have him on my fantasy squad, so ive watched most of his games. He hardly EVER breaks decent runs. Hes had 8 carries of ten or more yards in 200 carries. 4 percent of his runs are for ten or more yards, thats at the very bottom of the league for runners with at least 150 carries.

    The other 2 steelers RBs, Dwyer and Felix Jones both have higher percentage of 10 plus yard runs. Dwyer with 5 in 45 carries and Jones with 4 in 45 carries. Meaning that they combined have more than Bell in less than half the amount of carries hes had.

    Every single game though you always hear from the announcers how much the steelers love Bell….but he sure hasnt produced running the ball. Hes looked worse running the ball than Ray Rice has looked this year. (okay that may be taking it a bit far but their running stats are VERY similar)

  59. dwarftosser says: Dec 17, 2013 2:46 PM

    You expect Tomlin to be supportive of his player. Personally I’d rather have Lacy, but both backs look good.

  60. twonis says: Dec 17, 2013 2:47 PM

    A. What do you expect Tomlin to say? “We should have taken the guy not on our team versus the guy on our team”?

    B. The Packers weren’t in need of a shifty, pass catching RB. They already had that in D. Harris before he went out injured. They needed a between the tackles bruiser to create a credible threat on the run game and make defenses honest.

    C. You can’t argue the “Bell missed games” point. So did Lacy, and he has delivered more yards and looks like the superior running back. Wanna say Bell is the better WR? Fine. The Packers have Nelson, Jones, Boykin, Quarless, and Cobb to take care of that.

  61. n8ghee says: Dec 17, 2013 2:55 PM

    heres another interesting stat….runs inside the 3 yard line…

    Eddie Lacy- 7 runs inside the 3, 6 touchdowns (85.7 percent success rate)

    Le’veon Bell- 11 runs inside the 3, 4 touchdowns (36.4 percent success rate)

  62. ngw8070 says: Dec 17, 2013 3:05 PM

    dryzzt23 says:Dec 17, 2013 2:35 PM

    Bell = not impressed thus far. He’s a 3rd down RB, not starter material.

    Lacy = move the chains kind of back, definitely a starter type.

    The Steelers STILL need to find an answer at RB b/c Bell is not it, neither is Jones, Redman, or Dwyer.

    Steelers cut Issac Redman weeks ago. Do some research before you make comments

  63. johntonioholmes says: Dec 17, 2013 3:18 PM

    Bell would have better rushing stats if he could run behind an o-line that stayed together for more than 10 minutes.

    With that being said, both running backs have impressed me. I really like Lacy’s hard-nosed style. Any team would be lucky to have him in their backfield

    And Bell is really patient runner with good vision He suffers from inconsistent offensive line play.

    Of course Tomlin has to throw his support behind Bell. Lacy has had a better season, but both guys are tremendous athletes.

  64. johntonioholmes says: Dec 17, 2013 3:21 PM

    Joemontanaflacco

    The Ravens would have lost their last two games if it weren’t for bad officiating.

    And Tucker deserves Flacco’s contract.

  65. steelerben says: Dec 17, 2013 3:26 PM

    I wanted Lacy over Bell on draft day. I wasn’t sold on the “we aren’t sure he can stay healthy” excuse. I didn’t think the level of competition that Bell faced in college was close to the level in the NFL.

    That being said, I’m glad he’s on the team. He’s shown some real flashes of talent this year. He’s been solid in pass protection, is very useful in the screen game, which is a big part of this offense, and has yet to lose a fumble, which was a major problem with the running backs last season.

    I *still* wouldn’t mind having Lacy on the team, smashing the ball up the middle. But I’m not unhappy with the role that Bell plays and think that he has what it takes to develop into a real star for the team.

  66. n8ghee says: Dec 17, 2013 3:35 PM

    Bell hasnt even been the most productive Steeler Running the ball per carry…

    1. Dwyer- 45 carries….4.0 yards per carry

    2. Jones- 45 carries….3.7 yards per carry

    3. Bell- 198 carries….3.3 yards per carry

  67. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 17, 2013 3:38 PM

    Both of them are a dime a dozen. Nothing special, just a guy who is competent at running the ball for a few years.

  68. stephenolszewski says: Dec 17, 2013 3:42 PM

    As much as I hate the Steelers I can picture Lacy as the Steelers RB, tough physical runner not that Bell is a bad back. Just Steelers type of football

  69. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 17, 2013 3:47 PM

    You won’t have any conditioning issues with Bell. Can’t say the same about Lacy.

  70. wrm1230 says: Dec 17, 2013 3:48 PM

    Nobody has played the fake tough guy better than Tomlin. His teams aren’t that physical….he just trumpets them as such. Plainly, they just aren’t that skilled which leads to muddled games and the illusion of “toughness”.

    Now it sounds as though he’s moved on to simply play the “dumb guy”. Or the dancing cheater…whichever you prefer.

  71. nickster31 says: Dec 17, 2013 4:06 PM

    There is a difference between being out for 2 games with a concussion, and missing 4 games with a foot problem. After the concussion, you can still stay in shape, still run plays, just no contact.

    With Bell, out with a foot injury, you then have to get into conditioning, and THEN his rookie season started.

    Add to the fact we are now on our 3rd team center, the offensive line, who has started looking good the last couple games, wasn’t able to open holes for anyone.

    Honestly, if you switched these two players, you would have Bell with the better numbers, and Lacy would probably be injured.

    Out of the 2, I think they are both going to have great careers. Long term? I still think we drafted the better player for what we are doing.

  72. axespray says: Dec 17, 2013 4:28 PM

    what’s with the Steelers trashing on Eddie Lacy this year?

    They yapped about the guy’s toe and how some broke neck linebacker was the better choice, not this.
    smh.

  73. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 17, 2013 4:53 PM

    Clay Mathews like Rashard Mendenhall better, but only because he was able to get him to cough one up in crunch time during their Superbowl win.

  74. jmblosser82 says: Dec 17, 2013 5:03 PM

    Bell has played 10 games with one if the worst lines and missed most if the preseason. Lacey ha played 12 and I believed played most of the preseason. Bell has the right skill set for his team, the run game has plenty of upside in the future. The Pack was 5-2 when A-Rod went down, the steelers started 0-4 and were playing from behind most if the time so more passing then running.

    Rustbelt, put a sick in it already, you want to talk about cheating and classless. Give me the stat on number of players your team signed after they had problems with the law and number of arrests your players had. I believe Titus young had the most(nonbengal)but your team has been full if those type if players. Keep talking smack because it’s very realistic the ravens take the division and the bengals miss out in the playoffs.

  75. vincentbojackson says: Dec 17, 2013 5:04 PM

    Can’t really compare these two guys at this point in their careers since Bell missed 25% of this season.

    Seems like both teams are happy with their decision and would make the same choice again given the chance.

  76. winninaintsinnin says: Dec 17, 2013 5:10 PM

    steelcurtainn says: Dec 17, 2013 1:10 PM

    Le’veon Bell will eventually be a Pro-Bowler. He’ll be picking up a super bowl ring in the near future.
    ======================

    Dude, you’re trading him already?

  77. jmblosser82 says: Dec 17, 2013 5:25 PM

    No raven troll should ever talk about helmet to helmet hits, they have had some if the biggest offenders of then. Steelers RBs are a better stable this year, Ben is have a better year then Joe…if it wasn’t for tucker and your defense they would be eliminated from the playoffs already.

    Bell had about 235 total yards against the ravens this year, and he was took out with 2 helmet to helmet shots on the same play.

    YPC is not the only stat that matters. He has the lowest at 3.3, but no back can receive and block better, he is the most complete back on his team.

  78. n8ghee says: Dec 17, 2013 5:29 PM

    Lacy has faced way more stacked boxes than Bell has in the last 7 weeks, and still is a much more successful runner.

  79. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 17, 2013 5:42 PM

    This will be a fun thread to come back to after the Packers stomp the Steelers in a glorious replay of SB XLV.

  80. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 17, 2013 6:17 PM

    This will be a fun thread to come back to after the Packers stomp the Steelers in a glorious replay of SB XLV.

    0 0
    Report comment. Of course it will. We won’t be hiding if we lose like you do when the ravens lose. You are a bandwagon troll talking trash when your team is up and hiding behind moms skirt when you lose….not very mature skippy.

  81. steelcurtainn says: Dec 17, 2013 9:34 PM

    It’ll be similar replay when the Steelers stomped the Ravens in their 3 playoff meetings. 3-0, It must still hurt.

  82. vikescry1 says: Dec 17, 2013 10:58 PM

    richiebburg says:
    Dec 17, 2013 2:34 PM
    Bell- plays in the AFC North; playing twice a year against the Bengals, Ravens and Browns.. Three very good defenses against the run.

    Lacy- Plays in the NFC North; playing twice a year against the Vikings, Lions and Bears (oh my) Only one team here good against the run.. I could average 2.3 yards per carry against the Vikings and 2.9 against the Bears.

    Both are better than Monte Ball though

    Go Broncos! —————————————————————————————————————————————— umm we played the afc north this year, and both backs missed some time, and the packers don’t have the best o-line either so that argument is irrelevant. also rodgers has been out 6 weeks and opposing defenses have been stacking the box, lacy has been seeing 8 man boxes, for the most part. i like both backs and believe they will both be pretty good for your respective teams.

  83. vikescry1 says: Dec 17, 2013 10:59 PM

    i also like bernard.

  84. scalfor3 says: Dec 18, 2013 12:21 AM

    As a Pats fan who hates the Steelers: Le’veon Bell is the real deal. The people citing his yards per carry clearly haven’t seen Bell play, many of those 3 yard runs would be 2 yard losses if Bell wasn’t such a talented back. The Steelers O-line was terrible even before they lost Pouncey in Week 1. Give Bell just ok blocking and watch what happens.

    None of this is taking anything away from Lacy, who’s been fantastic. But you people claiming Lacy is clearly superior because of his stats this year are nuts.

  85. blackngold4life says: Dec 18, 2013 1:07 AM

    I wanted Lacey ..but being a Wolverine fan I saw Bell alot and I’m happy with the pick. He’s a more complete back and Lacey is one Twinkie away from being a FB..every run Bell makes is pure Effort on his part..our run blocking is improved but still needs a whole lot of work..both these guys will do nothing but get better baring injury. HMMMZ remember when Ben calld out Bells “Work ethic” in camp and STEELER fans were calling him “Soft” after the foot injury? I’m just sayin

  86. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 18, 2013 7:18 AM

    “Of course it will. We won’t be hiding if we lose like you do when the ravens lose. You are a bandwagon troll talking trash when your team is up and hiding behind moms skirt when you lose….not very mature skippy.”

    Coming on here for the sole purpose of belittling and insulting people does not make you a dedicated and informed fan, it makes you a sad little angry creep. Cheers!

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